Vineyard: 69 acres. The winery is located in the heart of the wine-growing-region of Carnuntum –in the wine-village Göttlesbrunn. The winery started in 1860 as a multi-purpose farm and was established by Franz and Christine Netzl. Their daughter Christina finished in 2007 her studies for International Wine Management and Marketing and began to work with her parents in the winery. Zweigelt is undoubtedly the “King” of our grapes - very typical for our region and can therefore be found through the entire portfolio, starting from classic up to premium.
Wine Region Carnuntum: Years of tradition characterize the wine growing area of Carnuntum. After the Celts, this region experienced a glorious epoch under the Romans. The Heidentor, the symbol of our wine growing region in Carnuntum, is just one of the awesome excavations you can visit in the Carnuntum Archaeology Park.
Carnuntum Climate: Characterized by warm and dry late summer and fall season, but cold nights. Especially the regular lively winds are typical in the Carnuntum region between lake Neusiedl and river Danube
Pannonian Lowland & Lake Neusiedl: In the Southeast brings constantly warm late summers. The chain of hills is sickle-shaped and warmed up by the sun from the early morning until the late evening. Therefore we can harvest perfectly ripe grapes with intense fruit and silky aromas.
River Danube: In the North brings cool winds specially during the nights and therefore spice and freshness to our wines.
Soil: Reaches from very nutritious loess to poor and dry gravel – these differences are taken into consideration during the planting. Accordingly our spicy and fruity white wines grow on the poor gravel and our powerful and rich reds on the nutritious soils.
Organic Cultivation: Our philosophy is to work in unison with nature and the weather; we are obliged to preserve the health and the reserves of our soil for the future generations. Therefore, we started to change to organic cultivation in the vineyards 6 years ago. It was a soft change and with vintage 2018 we started the certification process to get a certified organic winery
Latest wine scores in International Magazines:
2017 Zweigelt Classic Carnuntum - Wine Enthusiast 90 points
2017 Carnuntum Cuvee Classic - Wine Enthusiast 91 points, Wine & Spirits 90 points
2016 Carnuntum Cuvee Classic - Wine Enthusiast 91 points
2017 Rubin Carnuntum Zweigelt - Wine Enthusiast 91 points
2016 Anna-Christina Ried Bärnreiser Carnuntum - Wine Enthusiast 94 points, Wine & Spirits 92 points